Santouka Ramen| Harvard Square | Boston Cambridge, MA

Review of Santouka Ramen| Harvard Square | Boston Cambridge, MA

(Porkbelly) Santouka finally opened up in Harvard Square!  We were lucky to have been invited to their soft opening event tonight, a few days after the most recent blizzard to hit Boston.  This is the first stand alone Santouka store in New England, and is a welcome addition to Boston’s growing Ramen scene serving their crack broth soup, oops I mean Tonkotsu…..  We were lucky to have been a part of their pop up on Newbury St. last year, check it out here.  We are very exited to be a part of the Santouka Boston Opening.

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The Restaurant is spacious and well lit.

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I like the yin yang theme

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A look into the kitchen

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I like the table setting, I’m not sure if there will keep this on the table when the store opens officially

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Workers behind the counter doing work
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My favorite part of the restaurant is the glass partition where you can see the vats of broth behind the glass

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Sneak Peak at the menu

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They were giving out Sapporo and Sake out all night…

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Their signature Tonkotsu Shio Ramen, with their signature umeboshi plum in the center. I think the Shio is their best ramen, it’s very simple, yet very complex the deeper you get into it.

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That Noodle shot

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The sake came from this…. Kagami-Biraki was performed….

The definition from the Genkeikan website….
“Kagami-biraki is a ceremony performed at celebratory events in which the lid of the sake barrel is broken open by a wooden mallet and the sake is served to everyone present….”

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Kanpai (Cheers in Japanese)!!!!

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Closing thoughts, I think Santouka Ramen in the best ramen in Boston. It is a chain, but it’s a damn good chain. Their broth cannot be beat! I hope to eat here more in the future. Thank you for having us Santouka.

Santouka Ramen
1 Bow St
Cambridge, Massachusetts

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